Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Candies: A poem by Maddie

Candy canes 
Gum drops
I love to eat
These tasty treats

What great stuff 
I just got to eat it up

Winter: a poem by Maddie

Sparkling piles of snow
Icicles dripping
Cold winter day
Wishing for May

Sleigh bells ringing 
Sleigh rides waiting
Snow ball fights
Sparkly Christmas lights

fall: A Poem by Maddie Bower


No snow
Wind pounding on my face
Rainy weather
Very cold
No fun for anyone
Branches bare
Leaves everywhere

Roll of Thunder,Hear My Cry

This book starts out with Cassie and her brothers Stacey,Christopher - John and Little man (whose real name is Clayton Chester) walking to school. The main point of the book is that the Logan family is sure that no matter what happens they can be happy if they have their land.  They live during a time of racism, which means people hating people because of their skin colors.  The scariest part of the book was when TJ got beaten really badly because he was being a robber.  He was good at first but he met the Simmons boys and went out committing crimes.  Another scary part was when the Logan's field caught on fire at that moment by lightening.  

I feel like this book made me happy and sad.  I would tell others to read it because it is one of the best books I have ever read.  It got his title because Cassie cries at the end, for the land and for TJ.  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Big Sisters By: Jude

Big sisters are annoying
They take your toys
They poop their pants
They don't like boys

Big Sisters are bossy
They tell you what to do
They stomp up the stairs
They smell like poo

Big Sisters are silly
They do funny things
They push my buttons 
And pull our strings

Little Brothers: A Poem by Maddie

Little Brothers are obnoxious.
Mine drives me crazy.
They are so bad,
And so lazy.

Little Bothers stomp their feet
And they make faces
And the stink up your room
And other places

Little Brothers are awful
They are never good
They never clean their room
Like Mom says they should

Little Brothers are stinky
They never take a bath
Their armpits smell like onions
It always makes me laugh.

Wedding by Maddie Bower. (short story)

The wedding day was here.  It was in a garden of roses. There were beautiful sheets of green vines.  One could hear the magnificent birds singing.  There was a carpet of red, orangle and purple flowers.  There was the Bride, walking like a Princess down the aisle towards her handsome man.  He was smiling the biggest smile anyone ever saw.  His hair was black and short, and his eyes were staring dreamily at his bride.  

They were a perfect couple, they had been together since they were 20.  10 years they had waited for this day, and it was a marvelous sight.  

When she got to him she whispered 'I love you, Noah.'
He said, 'I love you too, Juliet.'

The said yes to the preacher when he asked them if they took each other as husband and wife.
Then in a flash it was time for the reception.  They jumped happily into a white carriage pulled by horses.  

The time went by quickly, and sadly the wedding was done.  

Their carriage took them to the dock where their ship was waiting.
They boarded the ship for their honeymoon.  Their destination was England.

They knew they would have a wonderful life because they would be together.  

By Maddie, with help from Mom and a Thesaurus ;)

Christmas: A Poem by Maddie Bower

When it's Christmas I see the tree
Presents underneath
Waiting to be opened
And I smell gingerbread baking
And I hear bells ringing and paper tearing off of presents
The snow is sparkling outside
It looks like piles of diamonds
Or a wedding dress
The sky is cloudy with snow falling softly

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This book is about a garden that was dead and came alive again with Mary and Dickon's help and some magic.  The thing I liked best about the garden is that it is like a fairy tale, and I like to day dream about what it might look like.  This book is so great that I could read it over and over again.  

What it means to have a family

I love my family and they love me
It is great to have a family 
We do fun things together 
I can't tell how much I love them
because its a lot